December 24, 2010


Our family has a food tradition that dates back to when I lived at home with my parents many years ago.  Every Christmas Eve we serve the same meal: meatballs, hash brown potato casserole, green beans, garlic bread and cranberry. 
Nikki's cookies are served as dessert.
The meatballs are made with a multitude of ingredients.  We use fresh parsley, onions, garlic, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, thyme, basil, diced tomatoes, tomato paste and a few other items besides the meat. 

The sauce is made first and then the meatballs.

Once the meatballs are formed they go into the oven to brown.  Afterwards they join the sauce and cook all day in the crock pot.  Our house will start smelling really good in just a few hours.  The family will walk in this evening and head to the kitchen, following the wonderful aromas this meal provides!

From our house to yours, we wish you a very happy holiday.

Ron and Diane


  1. Family traditions are the best, aren't they. Christmas Blessings to you and your family.

  2. I think I can smell the sauce from here! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  3. I'm on my way! Just kidding. It's a wonderful tradition, Diane! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  4. Mmmmmmm I can almost smell it!
    Merry Christmas from our house to yours!
    :) Cathryn

  5. It looks and sounds wonderful, Diane!

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, dear friend, and a blessed New Year from our home to yours.


  6. Merry Christmas, Diane!

  7. Merry Christmas!!

  8. treasure these traditions !! We also still have some traditions and that is so nice !
    Have a wonderful christmas !!

  9. What a yummy tradition - I can smell it from here!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  10. Diane,
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  11. merry christmas and thanks for all the wonderful pictures!!!
    inge (germany)

  12. Anonymous2:35 PM

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Diane! Hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you all :) I don't often comment these days (really need to rectify that!), but wanted to make sure I left one now to tell you how much I have enjoyed reading your blog this year :)

  13. YUM-O :)
    And a Cherrished Teddie too :)


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